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Improved Police Community Engagement is Expected to Prevent and Reduce Crime by Informing Residents and Business Owners

 

For Immediate Release

 

LOS GATOS, California – March 3, 2014 – HipLink® Software, a leading provider of wireless messaging and notification solutions, today announced that Calgary Police has deployed HipLink Software as their HUB Messaging System solution for citizen notification. The system has been operational for four months and is gaining momentum in community use.

 

The Crime Prevention Unit provides the citizens of Calgary with the “HUB,” a crime alert service, through its Police and Community Awareness Program. The Police and Community Awareness Program is a proven, effective crime prevention tool employed by the Calgary Police Service to alert residents in Calgary and surrounding rural areas to such situations as, neighborhood crime alerts, emergency incidents, existing Amber Alerts, crime prevention information, public warnings, or other important information.

 

The HUB provides citizens with a self-subscribe service by registering online at: thehub.calgarypolice.ca. Citizens can select the modes of communication to receive alert messages, via voice, email or SMS text message. By signing up, citizens can be notified of crimes or emergencies occurring in their neighborhoods, at home, at work, or near their children’s schools.

 

“We are delighted to provide a community automated notification system that delivers vital information to residents and business owners within the City of Calgary, commented Pamela LaPine, CEO of HipLink. “Increasing approachability and communication between the police and community can help to make communities feel safer.”

 

“HipLink technology provides the Calgary Police Service with the ability to share information with our citizens in a timely and effective manner. From crime prevention, emergency alerts, and asking for help from the public to assist with investigations, we see HipLink as a valuable community outreach vehicle” says Ruth Steele, with the Crime Prevention Team at the Calgary Police Service.

 

About HipLink Software

 

HipLink Software, a premier provider of wireless text and voice communication solutions, was founded in 1993 with corporate headquarters in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. As a stable, profitable, woman-owned business with a long history of innovations in the industry, HipLink Software has demonstrated intense commitment to its products and its customers. The company has grown to serve customers worldwide across all industries to meet the needs for IT service alerting, alarm management, emergency response, mass notification and business continuity. Customers include Wells Fargo, Unisys, Kaiser Permanente, Honeywell, St. John Medical Center, Massachusetts DOT, O'Hare International Airport, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Cablevision, Government of Alberta Canada, Westchester County, Toronto Police Department, and Lockheed Martin, to name a few.

 

For additional information on HipLink, please visit http://www.hiplink.com.

 

HipLink is a U.S. registered trademark of HipLink Software, Inc. Other third-party trademarks belong to their respective owners.

 

For press inquiries, contact:
Vaughn Marie Gouff
Marketing Manager
HipLink Software
800-524-7503
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